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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Chen coats the traumatic moments with the same slick veneer she uses on the lighter ones, thus muting any effect they have on the audiences
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 4, 2003
An astonishing directorial debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The flaw in the film comes with its bleak ending, that seemed to be contrived and used as a means of getting more sympathy out of the audience than it needed to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A rigorous drama about the plight of a fifteen-year old girl during the Cultural Revolution in China.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Henne
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Easily makes a beautiful landscape film, but it also poses a challenge to viewers.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Chen shows an impressive grasp of nuance--in addition to just about every facet of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
September 18, 2001
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
June 18, 2002
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Derek Elley
Variety
September 3, 2009

Movieline
January 9, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 30, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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